Argentinian producer Pedro Canale, aka Chancha via Circuito, came up through Buenos Aires's famed digital cumbia scene before breaking beyond those boundaries to forge unprecedented mergers between Brazilian rhythms, Paraguyan harp, Andean mysticism and Argentinian folklore - all processed through his own futuristic strain of post-dubstep. He is both a cult artist within micro-circles of electronic music - invited to perform at Montreal's forward-focused MUTEK festival - and a crowd-pleasing sound artist, pumping up festival crowds at Roskilde and Vive Latino. A track from his 2011 album, Rio Arriba, was prominently featured in the soundtrack to Breaking Bad. The album's international success led to remix commissions from Gilles Peterson, The Ruby Suns and Gotan Project. With his third album release, Amansara, Pedro Canale continues to create a new digital dance-floor folklore for the future.
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